Book covers comes to life: John Green’s books (1/5)

The Fault in our Stars


Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay - Robert Frost #sunrise #yosemite #halfdome #blessed #glacierpoint


"Life should be lived on the edge. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope." - Philippe Petit

Petit made his historic tightrope walk between the two towers 39 years ago today. 


Happy birthday to Philippe Petit!

"Just this. Just this, this room where we are. Pay attention to that. Pay attention to who’s there. Pay attention to what isn’t known there. Pay attention to what is known there. Pay attention to what everyone is thinking or feeling; what you’re doing there. Pay attention. Pay attention."
— W.S. Merwin on Nirvana and the Buddha’s revelation  (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: whenthewhiterabbitpeaks)


Elia Kazan persuaded Deborah Kerr to play in Tea and Sympathy on stage.
He is “the next thing to God. He’s an angel to his actors. No rank pulling…no ridicule - and ridicule is our deepest fear… He made me realize that in some ways my role was literally me. I don’t go around saving young men all day, as the heroine does in the play, but I’m full of compassion for stray dogs, lost cats and lame pigeons, and I didn’t even know it until Gadge [Kazan] told me so.” (Deborah Kerr)